I remember having these days with my mom. If I had a day off school, we would go downtown, pay bills, and we would go for lunch to the old King George hotel and have drinks in the basement restaurant.

She would have a coffee, I’d get a chocolate milk, and she would let me blow bubbles. We would do a few more things downtown, or we would take the bus home or to the University so we could see if her marks were posted from her latest exam. Or we would go grocery shopping, where she would buy me an Archie comic, and I would be in heaven.

Little memories that I absolutely cherish, and now I get to make these memories with Lily. Just me and my girl.